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Michael Jory, DMD
(209) 478-1136
4549 Quail Lakes Drive
Stockton, CA 95207

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HOW DO THE ARMOURBITE® PRODUCTS DIFFER FROM MOUTHGUARDS?
The ArmourBite® Mouthpiece and ArmourBite® Mouthguard do more than simply provide protection. They enhance performance. ArmourBite® Technology is not only backed by some of the biggest names in pro sports, it’s also recommended by dentists, pro trainers, strength coaches and wellness experts.

WHO SHOULD USE UA PERFORMANCE MOUTHWEAR?
Hundreds of professional athletes are currently relying on the superior performance and protection benefits of custom UA Performance Mouthwear. But it isn’t just for pros – UA Performance Mouthwear is for all athletes who want to excel in their sport or activity.

HOW DO I GET MY UA PERFORMANCE MOUTHWEAR?
Once you have decided which model is right for you, getting your own Under Armour Performance MouthwearTM is a quick and simple 3-step process. First, your dentist takes your bite impressions. Next, the impressions are shipped to our lab where we custom make the product. Third, the completed mouthwear is shipped back to your dentist for a final fitting.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET A CUSTOM PIECE OF UA PERFORMANCE MOUTHWEAR?
Once fitted, the orders typically take up to 10 days for delivery. Talk to your dentist about shipping options to receive your product sooner.

Please take a moment to read the following literature to find out more:
FAQs
Fabrication Requirements
Care Instructions
Warranty & Replacement
Colors

Bad Breath

Why does my child have bad breath?

What your child eats affects the air he/she exhales. Certain foods, such as garlic and onions, contribute to objectionable breath odor. Once the food is absorbed into the bloodstream, it is transferred to the lungs, where it is expelled. Odors continue until the body eliminates the food. Your child may develop unpleasant breath from infrequent eating.

If your child doesn't brush and floss daily, particles of food remain in the mouth, collecting bacteria, which can cause bad breath. Food that collects between the teeth, on the tongue and around the gums can rot, leaving an unpleasant odor. Dry mouth occurs when the flow of saliva decreases. Saliva is necessary to cleanse the mouth and remove particles that may cause odor. Dry mouth may be caused by various medications, salivary gland problems or continuously breathing through the mouth. Bad breath may also be a sign of a medical disorder, such as a local infection in the respiratory tract, chronic sinusitis, postnasal drip, chronic bronchitis, diabetes, gastrointestinal disturbance, liver or kidney ailment.

Bruxism, commonly known as 'tooth grinding,' is the process of clenching together and the grinding of the upper and lower teeth. During sleep, the biting force of clenched jaws can be up to six times greater than during waking hours.

Bruxism can cause complications over the years such as:
- Wear down tooth enamel
- Break fillings or other dental work
- Wear down tooth enamel
- Break fillings or other dental work
- Worsening of TMJ dysfunction
- Jaw pain, toothaches, headaches, or earaches
- Tooth sensitivity and mobility
- Erosion of gums and supporting bones

There is no cure for Bruxism, but wearing a Nightguard can control this dysfunction.

Canker Sores

Many people suffer from frequent canker sores, cold sores, or cracked lips that just don't seem to heal. We can help eliminate up to 80% of future canker sores, get rid of cold sores, and help those cracked lips to heal within a couple of days.


We take these annoying and uncomfortable problems quite seriously, and can offer you immediate help with the dental laser. It can take away the pain from canker sores instantly, and allow them to heal often within 24 hours because of the laser's bio-stimulation effect, meaning it increases the body's ability to heal itself. Furthermore, we have discovered many preventative measures that work well.

Dry Mouth

Saliva flow is important other than appearance and comfort. It keeps the mouth moist and aids in chewing, swallowing, digestion and speech. Dry mouth is a condition from the lack of normal saliva flow.

Causes of dry mouth:
- Dehydration
- Emotional Stress
- Anemia
- Related to surgery
- Medical Conditions
- Medication
- Allergy
- Anti-depressant
- Blood pressure
- Some mouth washes high in alcohol content

Dry mouth symptoms:
- Mouth feels sticky
- Lips cracked and dry
- Tongue may have burning sensation

People who experience dry mouth are at high risk for developing cavities, gum disease and bad breath.

Helping dry mouth:
- Chewing gum / lozenges
- Humidifier at night
- Maintaining good oral hygiene

Mouth Guard

Accidents can happen during any physical activity. A mouth protector can help protect the soft tissues of your tongue, lips and cheek lining. Over-the-counter stock mouth protectors are inexpensive, pre-formed and ready-to-wear. Boil and bite mouth protectors offer a better fit than stock mouth protectors. Softened in water, they are more adaptable to the shape of your mouth. Custom-fitted mouth protectors are made by your dentist for you personally. They are more expensive, but a properly fitted mouth protector will stay in place while you are wearing it, making it easy for you to talk and breathe.

Oral Piercing

Oral piercing can cause serious dental problems. Oral jewelry may cause problems such as:

  • Chip or break your teeth and/or fillings
  • Erode your gums
  • Damage a tooth's inner pulp (resulting in a root canal to correct the problem)
  • Interferes with x-rays and diagnosis
  • Causes drooling problems
  • Causes speech impairment
  • And can cause permanent numbness in your tongue
  • Pregnancy

    Please print and have your OB/GYN fill out a medical clearance form prior to your visit.

    form iconMedical Clearance Form

    You are probably familiar with the links between tobacco use and lung disease, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Current studies have also established that tobacco smoking not only causes direct damage to your mouth but also makes periodontal diseases more damaging and harder to treat.

    There is a greater incidence of calculus formation on teeth, deeper pockets between gums and teeth, more gum recession and more loss of the bone that hold teeth in your mouth. In addition, smokeless tobacco greatly increases your chance of developing oral cancer. Any tobacco usage can complicate the placement of dental implants.

    Chemicals in tobacco such as nicotine, which constricts blood vessels, slow down wound healing.
    Other chemicals impair the function of your white blood cells which are your first line of defense against infection. The tars contain carcinogens which over time induce cell mutations and cancers.
    Quitting tobacco use will lower the risk of your developing cancer and improve the health of your teeth and gums, as well as your heart and lungs.

    Smokeless tobacco poses very serious problems including:
    - Causes tooth decay
    - Eats away your gums
    - Leads to tooth loss
    - Bad Breath
    - Stains your teeth
    - Causes oral sensitivity to hot and cold
    - Decreases sense of taste and smell

    If oral cancer are left untreated long enough, it may even cause death.



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